[TxMt] Re: Forced Updates?

Allan Odgaard mailinglist at textmate.org
Wed May 13 13:50:21 UTC 2015

On 13 May 2015, at 1:32, Michael Lehn wrote:

> in our Mac-Pool we installed TextMate 2 for our students.  Recently I 
> have the
> impression that we are forced to update TextMate every week.  Is this 
> intended
> or do I get something wrong?

I am puzzled why you recently got this impression, as the last update 
was released the 26th of March, so there has been no updates for the 
last 6-7 weeks, even if you had changed the update preference from 
“normal releases” (default) to “nightly builds”.

That said, the current TextMate beta builds do expire after 5 months, 
and they’ll notify you about this after 3 months. This is something 
some detest, so I’ll make it so that licensed users can choose to 
ignore this (in nearest future).

Of course I would still prefer if (even licensed) users kept their 
version up-to-date since there are some interdependencies between the 
bundles and TextMate, i.e. knowing that no-one is running a version of 
TextMate older than 5 months means that bundles can be updated to rely 
on infrastructure that is at least 5 months old.

There is a version dependence system for bundles, but we do not store 
old versions of bundles.

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